Tag Archive for: DCPA Theatre Company

Richard Hannay seated at a table with a man reading a newspaper. The headline reads 'Hannay.' A waitress smiles, stirring something in a bowl as she looms over the table.

A Conversation with the Cast of The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is theatre at its greatest – thrilling and hilarious. In the video below, Amelia Pedlow (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret) and Marco Alberto Robinson (Richard Hannay) sit down to discuss the comedy and theatricality of The 39 Steps. DETAILS The 39 Steps Apr 14 – June 18, 2023 · Singleton Theatre Tickets

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The 39 Steps: The Art of Quick Change

The 39 Steps, playing at the Singleton Theatre through June 18, implements numerous moving parts, such as Alfred Hitchcock film styles, a thrilling spy novel and a dash of Monty Python comedy with a 1935 London backdrop. This show also uses quick-change techniques for three actors playing more than 50 roles. Heidi Echtenkamp, Denver Center […]

Richard Hannay seated at a table with a man reading a newspaper. The headline reads 'Hannay.' A waitress smiles, stirring something in a bowl as she looms over the table.

First Look: The 39 Steps

Returning to the Denver Center after its sold-out run in 2010 — an all-time audience favorite! A fresh take on the classic adventure-comedy, The 39 Steps is theatre at its best… an absurd, delightful journey that can only be brought to life on stage. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

The Color Purple is Now Playing at the DCPA

1 Pulitzer Prize. 1 National Book Award. 11 Academy Award nominations. 4 Golden Globe nominations. 3 Tony Awards. The Color Purple is a triumphant, inspiring piece of art that reaffirms some fundamental truths: that Black is beautiful, that women are powerful, and that love is love. Take your first look at The Color Purple below. DETAILS The […]

Costume rendering by Trevor Bowen for The Color Purple

Q&A with the Costume Designer for The Color Purple

At first glance, the costumes in The Color Purple look pretty ordinary. Everyone is wearing historically accurate clothing, pieces that look like they belonged to your grandparents or great-grandparents. What if that is exactly what the costume designer, Trevor Bowen, had in mind? For some productions, it takes hard work to make costumes look like […]

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Making a Blooming Vine for The Color Purple

The DCPA scenic department tackles everything from building boats and animating animals to creating spectacular ballrooms and making it shower onstage. Now, they have created a blooming vine for The Color Purple that bursts forth in a profusion of color. Watch the video below and learn how these talented artists take an idea on paper […]

Madaleine Carroll and Robert Donat in The 39 Steps

Making Confetti Out of Suspense

“I am out to give the public good, healthy, mental shake-ups,” Alfred Hitchcock wrote in 1936, in an essay that might have been a mission statement for his multi-decade film career as the Master of Suspense. “Civilization has become so screening and sheltering that we cannot experience sufficient thrills at first hand. Therefore, to prevent […]

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Behind the Story of The Color Purple

Watch the video below and hear Angela Wildflower (Shug) and Elexis Morton (Nettie) talk about the deeper story and heart of The Color Purple. DETAILS The Color Purple Mar 31 – May 7, 2023 · Wolf Theatre Tickets

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Area Resources for Victims of Domestic Abuse

TW: This article contains content that some readers may find distressing, including mentions of abuse. Those familiar with Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, are familiar with the abuse Celie suffered at the hands of her father and husband. It went beyond physical to sexual, mental and emotional abuse. According to a 2020 […]

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Going Mental: Tips, Tricks & Tactics of Mentalism

Whether you’re a fan of “The Mentalist” or “Psych” (my personal favorite), the world of mentalism is one of acute observation, sensory awareness, intuition, and good ol’ delivery. So when Mr. Memory in The 39 Steps astonishes crowds with his seemingly keen intellect, there may very well be more to it than being a human […]